Our God is alive and working in and through His people in many beautiful ways! Here are some things He has done in answer your prayers. Glory to God for His love!
Twins Adoption Finalized! Grace and Ward are officially the parents of Will and Fred Bearden! After two long years of an on-again, off-again emotional roller coaster ride, the boys were adopted July 6th. They are excited, relieved, and grateful! Thank you for standing with us in prayer!! Now, at last, we can also show you photos of the twins.
Here is a photo of Beatrix Nelson at her 1st birthday party last week. Such a happy girl growing up in a loving family! Danelle and I officially have 20 grandchildren to love and pray for! Merry is due next month with number 21 – Yes, another boy! (14-7!) The other photo is of Merry, Elijah, Nathan, and grandmother Danelle.
Steve’s New Book – God is answering your prayers for, What Is Better Than Free? “Restoring The Lost Work Ethic” Today, Steve gave Jade a copy. She is the coffee shop manager who inspired the title of his new book. She said she was eager to start reading it as we discussed again the importance of a good work ethic and how she became a good example. Pray that she, and many others, will come to know Jesus personally because of reading this book. Maybe you know someone who would benefit from reading it. It is a great tool for parents too! You can find it on Amazon in paperback and as an e-book.
Fellowship With Old Friends Recently I met our friend, Park Ashley, for lunch at the Varsity as he and his son drove through Atlanta. Park was a student at Georgia Tech who was part of our campus ministry many years ago.
Danelle and I took our friend, Martha Cornette, to her favorite restaurant -Chick-fil-A! We enjoyed rich fellowship with both of these dear saints who continue to love and follow the Lord Jesus Christ!
Prayer & Praise
I love the Lord, because He hears my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2
1. Bearden Twins - Pray for Grace and Ward to parent well - with God’s grace, strength, and patience. They have their hands full with these two active boys! Pray for all 7 our children to raise godly grandchildren who come to know and love the Lord Jesus and then learn how to others.
2. Merry’s Baby Pray for a safe delivery and healthy son for Merry and Nathan. Danelle plans to assist in the delivery. She is due August 11th. Thank you!
3. New Book – Ask God to use Steve’s book to bring Jade and many others to know Jesus Christ. Pray for God to raise up more faithful, hard-working young people as powerful testimonies for Christ.
Thank you for being our prayer warriors!
Steve & Danelle